Threatening a Samurai with a Broken Bottle, 1867

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Threatening a Samurai with a Broken Bottle, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Threatening a Samurai with a Broken Bottle, 1867

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of the servant Adachi Motoemon waving a broken bottle at his former master, the samurai Hayase Iori. Motoemon was dismissed from Iori's service because of his drunkenness. At right, Iori watches him suspiciously out of the corners of his eyes, frowning slightly as he holds a fan between his hands. At left, Motoemon's brother, Adachi Yasuke leans forward with an angry grimace, reaching for his sword. An elegant building fills the background, with curtains hanging in the doorway at left and pine branches framing the scene at upper right. From left, the actors are Nakamura Shikan IV, Otani Tomoemon V, and Sawamura Tossho II. Nice expressive figures in an attractive setting.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27 1/4"

Condition - Nice color and detail. A few small repairs.

Threatening a Samurai with a Broken Bottle, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Threatening a Samurai with a Broken Bottle, 1867 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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